Brassicaceae
Cakile edentula

American Searocket

Erect to prostrate, branched. Leaves fleshy, egg- to spoon-shaped, with petioles wide or sessile, edges wavy to toothed or entire. Flowers in elongating cluster at stem tops; petals pale purplish pink or lavender to white, or sometimes without petals. Seedpods in 2 segments, the lower segment without lobes or horns. Grows on sandy edges of ocean beaches. Young leaves are edible, tangy and tasty.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer-Autumn
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Biennial, Perennial
  • Height: 6--18 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes